A brief history of plastic
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Less than 50 years ago plastic was not so common, and it was a completely natural product. Learn more about the history of plastic from this timeline. With human innovation, it became a cost effective and widely used product. Plastics are everywhere from cheap toys to packaging materials. Read this article to learn how the plastic bag became popular. On the one hand, Plastics opened up a lot of possibilities and replaced expensive materials with cheap alternatives. However, this convenience came with a price of damaging the environment. Watch this TED-Ed lesson to learn about what happens to plastic when it’s thrown away, and this TED talk to learn about a solution to plastic in the oceans.
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